Greeting, WordPressers. I’m Grant Palin, a resident in Victoria, British Columbia, about to be attending one of my favourite yearly events in my hometown: WordCamp Victoria! I’ve been offered the opportunity to live-blog this event, so I am preparing a trio of posts; the first is this one, to introduce myself and layout the day, the second will be a live blog, and the third will be a wrap-up.
Victoria has hosted a WordCamp for several years, and I’ve attended most of those. This year’s event is Saturday, January 12, 8:30 to 5:30, and is hosted at the University of Victoria (UVic), in the Social Sciences and Mathematics (SSM) building. Incidentally, I’m a UVic student, currently on a work term in Victoria, so the event location is very convenient to me, as well as to many others, as the campus is easy to get to by car and bus.
To start off interested readers, following is a list of web resources related to the event:
I’ve been using WordPress for several years (my site), since it was at version 1.5. As a result, I consider myself an intermediate user. I only go that far since I haven’t seriously pushed the capabilities of WordPress, and I’m wanting to learn how to leverage the functionality that is available, both as a blogger and as a developer.
That will direct my areas of focus during the day, as there are up to four sessions to choose from at any time. The Speakers page on the website lists the sessions, and in most cases links to details for each session. I’ve found in past years that presenters often provide links to their presentation materials and/or code, so I will provide as many of those as I can.
That’s all I have for now. The big day is tomorrow, and I will be live-blogging as much of the event as I can. I will try to take as many notes and pictures as I can so I have a worthwhile recap to share after the event. Until then, feel free to ask questions here, contact me on twitter (@grantpalin), or explore the resources linked above.